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Old 21st Oct 2021, 8:58 pm   #2861
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Hi Ian,

I can’t remember whether you include the Avo Multiminor within the survey, but I’ve just been given a Mk 5 with a couple of issues although it’s working. The serial number, punched into the bottom edge of the grey hammer-finish case, reads 85744.
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Old 22nd Oct 2021, 1:11 pm   #2862
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Hi Phil,

Any Avo Numbers really and the Multiminor is no exception.

I'm still hoping that one Day we might get a Date Code for one!




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Old 16th Nov 2021, 10:27 am   #2863
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If anyone is looking for a Model 2, there's one on Ebay, serial number 4099 (that number is not in my 3rd edition survey list). I'm not bidding as I somehow seem to have 4 model 2 and 2A!
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 11:32 am   #2864
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Thanks, i am interested, but can not find it
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 11:43 am   #2865
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item number 294551272108
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 2:54 pm   #2866
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Thanks!!
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 2:56 pm   #2867
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no, it does not exist. Not in England or France, or Spain
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 4:44 pm   #2868
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no, it does not exist. Not in England or France, or Spain
Strange. I found it easily enough on .uk site. Seems to exist in Worthing, UK
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 4:44 pm   #2869
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Works for me by putting the item number in the eBay search box (just out of curiosity, I don't need another one).
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 8:21 pm   #2870
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Here's one you probably won't want. Effectively a bluetooth speaker that weighs much more than it needs to, and doesn't even have a carrying handle. It somehow makes it worse that it's probably a WW2 era meter.

https://youtu.be/Km2spsXyb5E
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Old 13th Dec 2021, 10:30 am   #2871
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I've got an AVO minor sat on a shelf in the workshop, as it came with no leads I've never used it. I had a look at it yesterday and cant find a serial number, where is it?
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Old 13th Dec 2021, 11:40 am   #2872
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Generally on the actual scale plate behind the glass, sometimes too low down to be seen from straight ahead, may need to peer in. Occasionally a replacement scale plate is left blank, but the vast majority have a hand painted serial.

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Old 24th Dec 2021, 1:42 pm   #2873
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A few more for the database.
A Norwegian ham LB0K has advised that these are part of a museum he volunteers at.
Model 8 148396 - C - 1262
Model 8 III 64849-867
Model 8 II 17729-953
Model 7 33597-A-452

The museum at www.bergenkringkaster.no is in the old LW then MW transmitter site, building, and still has the two original transmitters from 1937, from Telefunken and Marconi. The MW services were shut down at the end of 1978 but they now run a low power service in the evenings, on 1314
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Old 2nd Jan 2022, 12:49 am   #2874
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Another one for the database
AVO Minor Mk5 35718

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Old 7th Jan 2022, 3:23 pm   #2875
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Universal Avominor U 20742-104. This is currently for sale online, but i cannot justify buying it currently. I reckon it could be meter no. 742 from October 1934 so rather early. Scale plate spalled/contaminated at one end and needle bent/lacking red disc, might be worthy of a refurb. if anyone's interested.

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Old 7th Jan 2022, 4:17 pm   #2876
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Cripes, is that how much they’re worth these days? I’m sitting on a small fortune...!
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Old 9th Jan 2022, 12:07 pm   #2877
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My AVO is a Model 7 Mk2, bought in January 2022 for £20. It's a bit battered and the case is mildewed, the test leads are missing. It is serial number 46793-A-454 and has the Douglas Street address on the instruction panel.
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 4:43 pm   #2878
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Hi

I have ANOTHER EA113! I had promised no more, but this is a Black one, serial 6682.


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Old 4th Feb 2022, 12:28 pm   #2879
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Another slight rarity has popped up on eBay. A High Resistance Avometer (later model 2 version). I have one already!
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Old 4th Feb 2022, 1:04 pm   #2880
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-and doesn't the red print on the scale plate fade badly! I think about 3,000 of the Model 1 HRA and 3,000 of the Model 2 HRA were made, fascinating machines, very ergonomic rotary switches but overall a bit of a white elephant- no transformer and maximum 1A DC. (Yes, i do have one..and managed to get it reading within the tolerances printed on the back!)

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